Providing Education and Consulting Services to Enhance Career and Life

In Partnership with Feet On The Street Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier Eastern Market Walking Tours

Saturdays, April 6, May 4, June 1 & August 31, 2019 and Tuesdays, June 18 & July 9, 2019 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Rocky's - 2489 Russell Street, Detroit, MI  48207 (across from Shed 2)

2.5 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $31

Presenter: Linda Yellin, LMSW

For more information or to register, contact Feet On The Street Tours at 313-393-2055 or www.enjoythed.com

Participants will increase their awareness of the market district and efforts for expansion of the buy local food processing/distribution efforts, as well as the master plan for bike paths and trails to connect the waterfront with midtown and Eastern Market.  The tour will introduce participants to, and help expand their knowledge of, vendors, their products, and unique foods.  Participants will explore the "immigrant experience" of some vendors and shop keepers and how that impacts Detroit and the region.  The tour will increase participants' sensitivity of cultural and ethnic diversity and help to expand knowledge of community gardens and products to increase health.


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In partnership with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

Jewish Family Service Spotlight Event featuring author Liza Long

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Congregation Shaarey Zedek - 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield, MI  48034

1.0 CE Hour for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $36 general admission, 2/$50, and $10 for students

Presenter: Liza Long

For more information or to register, contact Wendy Eisenshtadt at weisenshtadt@jfsdetroit.org or 248-592-2339 or visit www.jfsdetroit.org

Two days before Adam Lanza’s lethal rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Liza Long’s thirteen-year-old son was hospitalized at an acute mental health facility.  When she learned about the shooting, her first thought was, “What if my son does that someday?”  She then wrote a blog that went viral called, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mom.”

Drawing from her experience raising a son with bipolar disorder, and her extensive research leading to her book, “The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness,” Liza Long will share her journey and all that she has learned about how we address mental health, especially in children.  Speaking about how children are funneled through a system of education, mental health care, and juvenile detention that leads far too often to prison, Liza asks one central question:  If there is a poster child for cancer, why can’t there be one for mental illness.  The answer is stigma.  Liza is speaking in a voice that we cannot help but hear, and she won’t stop until something changes for children who have mental illness and their families.